Creating a Meaningful Life for Yourself and the World

Lecture | February 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Prof. Clair Brown's talk draws from her book Buddhist Economics to discuss how we can create a sustainable, equitable economy for all people.

Global warming and global inequality are interrelated problems that we must solve if we want future generations to enjoy life. Buddhist Economics addresses how to move from an economy driven by consumption and "more is better" to an economy that creates a meaningful, comfortable life for everyone. Clair will outline what we must do — from the individual to a community to a global level — to create a prosperous meaningful life in a sustainable world.

Clair Brown is Professor of Economics, Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. Clair’s economic approach and life as an economist is published in Eminent Economists II – Their Life and Work Philosophies (Cambridge University Press, 2013). In 2011, Clair began a field, Buddhist Economics, at UC Berkeley. Buddhist economics integrates global sustainability and shared prosperity to provide a holistic model of economic behavior and well-being. Her book Buddhist Economics: An enlightened approach to the dismal science will be published by Bloomsbury Press in February 2017.

This event is free for OLLI members as well as uC Berkeley factuly, students and staff. $10 for the general public.

 berkeley_olli@berkeley.edu, 510-642-9934